Dale City Little League: Welcome

Fall Registration is now open.

Fall Ball:

DCLL is still seeking 4 to 5 players to fill out an Intermediate team. 50 mount 70 foot bases. 

Online Registration is currently open at www.eteamz.com/dcll for Fall Ball and WILL CLOSE on Monday, August 1st. Rosters need to be finished by August 8th. If you plan on registering a team or if you are going to use the uniform discount you CANNOT do it online you will need to use the paper forms. You can click here for the team form or click here for the individual form or you may go to the handouts tab on the left hand side of the Home Page.  

Manager/Coach & Volunteer Forms:

Manager/Coach and Volunteer Forms for the 2016 Fall Season have been added to the Handouts Section on the left hand side of the page

Monthy BOD Meeting:

The monthly BOD Meeting has benn postponed until a later date TBD.  

 Challengers Return to DCLL

 Little League Baseball for Kids with Disabilities

The Challenger Division provides boys and girls with physical or mental disabilities, ages 5 to 27, an opportunity to play baseball regardless of their limitations. This affords these children the opportunity to experience the emotional development and fun of playing Little League Baseball. This Division of the League is a supervised, volunteer based, non-competitive structured athletic program. We are sanctioned and insured by Little League Headquarters in Williamsport, PA. Inaugurated in 1989, Challenger Baseball is chartered by the United States Congress as an educational program. All games are non-competitive. The season will be kicked off with an opening ceremony. All players will receive a full uniform, the necessary equipment to safely play the game, team pictures and a closing ceremony. One of the most positive aspects of the Challenger Division is a volunteer program that uses “buddies” during play. A buddy can be a Little League Baseball player, friend, brother or sister, relative or even a parent. Buddies help assist their Challenger partner on the field with any aspect of the game. They may help push wheelchair-bound children around the field, they might help hold the bat so a player can hit the ball, they may assist in catching the ball, they may assist in throwing the ball or they may just be there to lend support and encouragement. This interaction has proven to be a positive mutually rewarding experience for all the children involved as the Challenger players enjoy the thrill of participation and their "buddies" experience first-hand the challenges these children face in their daily lives. The volunteer program also serves as a respite for those parents of special needs children and allows them to watch their children enjoy the game of baseball. We are always looking for volunteers from within the community that are willing to come to the games and partner up with our challenger players as a Buddy. To fully support the Challenger schedule, we need game announcers, "Buddies" for the field, and concession stand workers. If you are interested in helping with this program, please contact Michelle Slaughter at 703-615-8487 or send an email to Michelle.Slaughter@comcast.net . Each year our Challenger program participates in the Jake Hardison Memorial (JHM) Challenger Jamboree held in Virginia Beach, VA over Mother's Day weekend. More than 51 teams from VA, MD, WV, PA, and MI participate in this three day event. This event is more than just a chance for your children to play baseball, but for them to get the chance to participate in tournament play. The tournament atmosphere is festive and exciting and for some children this is their only chance to experience this type of activity. Funding for the Challenger Division comes from registration fees, contributions, sponsorships and fund raising. The financing needed supplements the cost of uniforms, equipment, awards, training, storage, advertising, special events and mailings. This is a great way to support these children and provide advertising for your company. If you are interested in helping out, download our Sponsorship Form. The Challenger Division is Little Leagues way of providing new opportunities for children with disabilities to enjoy the game of baseball. For additional information on the DCLL Challenger Program contact Michelle Slaughter at 703-615-8487 or send an email to Michelle.Slaughter@comcast.net .

Click Here for the Fall Challenger Schedule.

Click Here for the information flyer on the Jake Hardison Memorial Challenger Jamboree held in Virginia Beach, VA. 

Managers/Coaches Concussion Training Link:

Here is a link for the NFHS Concussion in Sports course for Managers and Coaches. This will be MANDATORY for Managers and Coaches for the 2016 Fall season and must accompany your Manager/Coach application form. This is a requirement mandated by the Prince William Parks and Recreation.

  http://nfhslearn.com/courses/61037/concussion-in-sports

  Dick's Sporting Goods:

  If you are looking for some baseball equipment for your player here is a coupon from DIck's Sprorting Goods, just click on the link below to get the coupon:

 https://myscorecardaccount.com/crmcdn/getoffer.aspx?offer_entity_code=O22KSV5L&token=vKwYoSlyuLyh6dAqDo7FZ7iFeID7hEKae6h1P4Ie8zKEILZScx4JClscQhu6F8896YS0M8HDL9ip9aG2kGA2  

 Little League Baseball® Age Determination Date for 2016.

   Over the past couple of years, there has been a lot of discussion about the Little League Baseball® Age Determination Date. This is an important topic to everyone involved in Little League, and Little League has sought input from volunteers, parents, and coaches that has helped guide District Administrators and the Little League International Board of Directors to ultimately change the Age Determination Date for all divisions of Little League Baseball and the Little League Challenger Division® to August 31.

Why the change?

In 2011, Little League conducted very detailed participation research. As a result of that research, we learned that parents, players, and volunteers wanted to see Little League become, as a whole, a younger program, and give children an easier way to play Little League with their classmates. Since the research concluded, Little League revamped its Tee Ball program, established a Coach Pitch Program, and changed its residency requirements to allow children to play in the league where their school is located. Adjusting the Age Determination Date will help us achieve the goal of making Little League younger. And, making the date August 31, the same that many schools in many states use for student registration, allows Little Leaguers to play with their classmates.

This change will make the Little League Baseball Division, also known as the Major Division, truly a 12 and under program – ensuring that no child playing in the Little League/Major Division will turn 13 years old at any point during their final season in that division. The same will be true with the upper age limit at all teenage divisions of Little League Baseball.

What’s the difference?

In 2014, Little League District Administrators initially voted to move the age determination date from April 30 to December 31, effective with the 2018 season. That was amended by District Administrators and the Little League International Board of Directors in August 2015, moving the date from December 31 to August 31.

For players born on or before August 31, 2005: The new age determination date of August 31 will be effective starting with the 2018 Little League Baseball Season. For the 2016 and 2017 seasons, these players will use the April 30 age determination date.

For players born on or after September 1, 2005: The new age determination date will be effective immediately, starting with the 2016 season. This was the implementation used for the 2015 season, with players turning 4 to 9 years old during the 2015 calendar year to use the December 31 age determination date. That implementation remains in place, except instead of using December 31, you will use August 31.

What’s the impact of this new change to my child?

If your child was born between January 1 and April 30, there has been no impact in any of the Age Determination Date changes.

If your child was born between May 1 and August 31, there is no change from the previous age change and implementation.

If your child was born between September 1 and December 31, he or she essentially reverts back to where they were from a League Age standpoint prior to the 2015 season, and, like those born between January 1 and April 30, there is no impact on them.

“After announcing the new age determination date for our baseball divisions in 2014, we have received important feedback from many volunteers and parents,” said Stephen D. Keener, Little League President and CEO. “We continue to work with all our volunteers and our International Board of Directors toward the goal of making the Little League Baseball Division truly a 12 and under program, while also mitigating the impact to those currently participating in the Little League program.”


 

2016 Little League Age Chart
FOR BASEBALL DIVISION ONLY

Match month (top line) and box with year of birth. League age indicated at right.

JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AGE
2012 2012 2012 2012 2012 2012 2012 2012 2011 2011 2011 2011 4
2011 2011 2011 2011 2011 2011 2011 2011 2010 2010 2010 2010 5
2010 2010 2010 2010 2010 2010 2010 2010 2009 2009 2009 2009 6
2009 2009 2009 2009 2009 2009 2009 2009 2008 2008 2008 2008 7
2008 2008 2008 2008 2008 2008 2008 2008 2007 2007 2007 2007 8
2007 2007 2007 2007 2007 2007 2007 2007 2006 2006 2006 2006 9
2006 2006 2006 2006 2006 2006 2006 2006 2005 2005 2005 2005 10
 


2005 2005 2005 2005



10
2005 2005 2005 2005 2004 2004 2004 2004 2004 2004 2004 2004 11
2004 2004 2004 2004 2003 2003 2003 2003 2003 2003 2003 2003 12
2003 2003 2003 2003 2002 2002 2002 2002 2002 2002 2002 2002 13
2002 2002 2002 2002 2001 2001 2001 2001 2001 2001 2001 2001 14
2001 2001 2001 2001 2000 2000 2000 2000 2000 2000 2000 2000 15
2000 2000 2000 2000 1999 1999 1999 1999 1999 1999 1999 1999 16
1999 1999 1999 1999 1998 1998 1998 1998 1998 1998 1998 1998 17
1998 1998 1998 1998 1997 1997 1997 1997 1997 1997 1997 1997 18

 

Note: This age chart is for BASEBALL DIVISIONS ONLY, and only for 2016.

 

 

Equipment: 

 The rule for the Little League season that states that "helmets must have a non-glare surface and cannot be mirror like in nature" (1.16). Parents please don't buy gear only to find that it is not legal.

 

DCLL Managers/Coaches:

Here is the link for the on-line concussion training:

http://www.cdc.gov/concussion/HeadsUp/Training/indesx.html

Managers & Coaches, there a serveral very good practice & instructional drill packets under the Handouts Tab in the Coaches Corner Section.  

You may download the Manager/Coaches Application Form by clicking here or by going to the Handouts Section on the left hand side of the Home Page.  You may download the Volunteer Form by clicking here or by going to the Handouts Section on the left hand side of the Home Page. All Manager & Coach applicants must complete the Volunteer Form & submit it with their Application. 

  

Volunteers

DCLL still needs volunteers to serve on the Board of Directors, manage,coach or help on the field. You may download the volunteer form by clicking here. or by going to the Handouts tab on the left side of the Home Page & clicking on the form or by emailing Bev Francis at bafrancis3@comcast.net   

 

Practice Schedule: 

Here is a quick link to the practice schedule:  https://www.google.com/calendar/embed?src=dcllequipment@gmail.com

 

Umpires Needed!!!

Dale City is looking for adult volunteer umpires.  All you will need for apparel  is an umpire shirt, you may use the leagues or you may purchase one for $35.00. Home plate gear will be provided by DCLL. You are required to take 1 umpire training class. If you are interested in umpiring, please contact Dave Arndt: dcllequipment@gmail.com .

 

Looking To Be a Sponsor in DCLL:

Listed below are the different levels of sponsorship that your business can choose.

Platinum Level - ($650.00 & above) Receive recognition listed in silver level and in addition will receive your business name to appear on the back of each players jersey for one team and a banner with your business logo/name to be displayed at one of our fields.

Gold Level - ($500.00 - $649.00) Receive recognition listed in both bronze and silver level and in addition you will have a choice to receive either your business name to appear on the back of each players jersey for one team or have a banner with your business logo/name to be displayed at one of our fields.

Silver Level - ($250.00 - $499.00) Receive recognition listed in the bronze level and in addition you will receive a sponsor plaque to display in your place of business showing your support.

Bronze Level - (under $250.00) Recognition on our league website.

We look forward to your generous contribution to our league. We assure you that any amount you choose will be greatly appreciated and will make a difference for our children to have a successful season. Please contact Dave Arndt with any questions via email at dcllequipment@gmail.com .  Sponsorship forms can be downloaded here Sponsorship Letter.

 

League Boundries: 

To find out which league boundary you live in click here: http://www.vad9.org/Page%202.html

 

District 9 Website: 

To get to the D9 website please click on this link: http://www.vad9.org/ . This link is also located in the links tab on the side of the Home Page.

 

Little League is an all-volunteer organization. It takes many dedicated volunteers to make YOUR league a success each year. Anyone interested in joining the DCLL Board of Directors or just volunteering to help out please contact League President Bev Francis at bafrancis3@comcast.net . 



Umpire
The Umpire's Plate - 2015 Umpire Training and News

MANAGERS, COACHES, PARENTS, AND KIDS (13-19):

Information will be forthcoming for the 2016 Spring Season.



Composite Bats
Composite Bat Restrictions

 

 

COMPOSITE BAT RESTRICTIONS UPDATE:

Please Check the list before purchasing a new bat for this spring. All bats will be checked & composites not on the approved list will not be allowed.

Little League International has imposed restrictions on composite bats for all divisions (T-Ball to Bigs). Click here to read the article on this issue. Since the original announcement on December 30, 2010, an increasing number of composite bats have received waivers from Little League Baseball to be used. Below are the links that have the bats approved for use by Little League Baseball for the 2012 season.

Click here for list & bat information. http://www.littleleague.org/learn/equipment/baseballbatinfo/batrules.htm